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Eucalyptus Oil

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A traditional household remedy in Australia, the primary use of Eucalyptus essential oil is in support of Respiration. It opens the Bronchials and encourages oxygen uptake. Eucalyptus oil, when diffused, can kill much of the stapylococcus Bacteria in a room, assisting in Bacterial-mediated Bronchial illness.

Eucalyptus oil is one of the most proven and accepted alternative therapies for Pain relief. In study after study, patients with Arthritis, foot Pain, knee Pain, back Pain and joint Pain reported significant Pain reduction after applying eucalyptus oil to the affected areas in comparison to placebos, and even in comparison to traditional pharmaceutical Pain relievers. If you need or want to limit your use of aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen,
a topical spray that contains eucalyptus oil is one of your best options. Researchers in various studies have postulated that eucalyptus oil may relieve Pain by exciting or confusing the Pain receptors with an alternative sensation. Similar to menthol, eucalyptus initially cools then heats the area where you apply it, and the penetrating sensations flush the Pain away.

Eucalyptus oil was the subject of a recent study which revealed its stimulating effect on the Immune system. Eucalyptus oil actually enhanced the ability of white blood cells to do their job. This demonstrated one of the unique ways essential oils support human health ~ it was not through direct action as an AntiBacterial or Antiviral (though this oil does demonstrate these effects) ~ rather it dramatically stimulated the phagocytic response' of macrophage cells; meaning it enhanced their activity of devouring foreign invaders in the bloodstream.

Some of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia such as chronic Muscle aches, soreness and stiffness have been associated with poor blood Circulation. Poor Circulation causes a build up of Toxins in the body's soft tissues such as Muscle. This in turn causes the Pain and Inflammation typical of this condition.

Eucalyptus oil is a potent Anti-inflammatory. It owes these properties to its capacity to stimulate Circulation by opening up the Blood vessels. This increases the blood supply, which flushes out the Toxins from the system while deLivering fresh oxygen as well as nutrients to nourish the affected cells and tissue. In this way, it provides natural relief for the Muscular aches and Pains of Fibromyalgia, alleviates Fatigue and promotes healing.

The oil of Eucalyptus can help expel Mucus, and may be a supportive remedy for Sinusitis, Coughs, Colds, Sore throat and all Bronchial conditions. This essential oil has traditionally been used to treat infectious conditions accompanied by Fever, including Cholera, Malaria, and Typhoid. For Fever reduction, a cold compress of Eucalyptus Oil and cold water are applied to the legs - this should not be used in cases where the patient feels chilled, however.

Beyond the Respiratory system, Eucalyptus oil may be helpful with sore joints, Rheumatism, sore Muscles and Sprains. Topical application or addition to baths is indicated for these conditions.

The health benefits of eucalyptus oil can be attributed to its Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Deodorant, Anti-Septic, AntiBacterial, Stimulant, and other medicinal properties.

Eucalyptus essential oil is colorless and has a distinct taste and odor. Though eucalyptus essential oil has most of
the properties of a typical volatile oil, it is not very popular as an Aromatherapy oil as it was little known before
a few centuries. However, the numerous health benefits of eucalyptus oil have attracted the attention of the entire
world to explore its usage in Aromatherapy as well as conventional medicine.

Due to the medicinal uses of eucalyptus oil and the compound eucalyptol present in it, it is used in a variety of over the counter drugs including rubs, inhalers, liniments, Rash creams, and mouthwashes. The health benefits of eucalyptus oil include the following:

Respiratory Problems: Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating a number of Respiratory problems including Colds, Cough, running Nose, Sore throat , Asthma, nasal Congestion, Bronchitis and Sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is AntiBacterial, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory and Decongestant in nature which makes it a good ingredient for many medicines for treating Respiratory problems. A study published in Laryngoscope in 2004 shows its usefulness in treating non-Bacterial Sinusitis. Patients suffering from non-Bacterial Sinusitis showed faster improvement when given medicines containing eucalyptus oil. Gargles of eucalyptus oil mixed with warm water are effective on treating Sore throat .

Wounds: Eucalyptus essential oil is a good Anti-Septic owing to its germicidal properties. On its exposure to air, ozone is formed which is a well-known Anti-Septic. Hence eucalyptus oil is used for healing Wounds, Ulcers, Burns, cuts, abrasions and Sores. It is also effective on Insect Bites and Stings.

Muscle Pain: During Muscle and joint Pains, massaging eucalyptus oil on the Skin surface helps in getting relief from the Pain. The volatile eucalyptus oil is Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory in nature. Therefore it is often recommended to patients suffering from Rheumatism, Lumbago, sprained Ligaments and Tendons, stiff Muscles, aches, Fibrosis and even Nerve Pain. The oil is massaged in circular motion on affected areas.

Mental Exhaustion: An important reason why people like using eucalyptus oil is that it provides a cooling and refreshing effect. Normally people suffering from any disorder are down. Eucalyptus oil, which is stimulating,removes exhaustion and mental sluggishness and Rejuvenates the spirits of the sick. It is also effective in treating Stress and mental disorders and generally improves Concentration.

Dental Care: Eucalyptus essential oil is very effective against cavities, Dental plaques, Gingivitis and other Dental Infections due to its germicidal properties.

Skin Care: Eucalyptus oil is often applied topically to treat Skin Infections.

Diabetes: Eucalyptus oil when taken internally controls Blood Sugar.

Fever: It is also used for treating Fever and reducing the body temperature.

Intestinal Germs: Eucalyptus oil is a Vermifuge and hence is used to remove germs in the Intestine.

Eucalyptus oil is a good Insect repellent for mosquitoes, ticks, and lice.

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